Friday, January 16, 2015

Jim Chanos Short Intel

Short seller Jim Chanos, founder of Kynikos Associates, is short Intel (INTC).  He appeared on CNBC this morning to talk about his outlook on the PC industry.  He also mentions he's long Apple (AAPL).

Embedded below is the video of Jim Chanos' appearance on CNBC:

What We're Reading ~ Hedge Fund Links 1/16/15

Hedge fund winners and losers of 2014 [Institutional Investor]

Dear hedge funds, it's not you, it's the fees [FT Alphaville]

How Meredith Whitney's American revival sputtered in debut year [Bloomberg]

Paulson & Co hit by 2014 losses [Bloomberg]

Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, and Ryan Gosling to star in movie 'The Big Short' [Variety]

Peter Lynch on Investing: Video From 1994

Well regarded investor Peter Lynch is famous for his 'invest in what you know' approach.  Here's an interesting video of the Magellan Fund investor from 1994 entitled "Making Money in the Stock Market: Peter Lynch on Investing in the U.S. economy."

Embedded below is the video:

For more from this prominent investor, be sure to check out Lynch's well known book: One Up On Wall Street:  How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 1/14/15

The Zulu Principle: Making extraordinary profits from ordinary shares [Jim Slater]

The perils of trying to time the market [Brooklyn Investor]

The six deadly sins of investing [Stable Investor]

A message from the bond market? [A Dash of Insight]

Advice on how to become a research analyst [CFA Institute]

A look at the new investing year [Mutual Fund Observer]

Why the Google downgrade is a year too late [MicroFundy]

Is Google the new Microsoft? [Bloomberg View]

On Dodge & Cox's secret ingredient [Barrons]

A look at Byron Trott: the billionaires' banker [Fortune]

Byron Wien's top ten surprises for 2015 [StreetInsider]

Title II for internet providers is all but confirmed by FCC chairman [Ars Technica]

Household debt servicing at a historical low [Calculated Risk]

A new policy to rescue Ukraine [George Soros]

Startup values set records [WSJ]